Otterslide Lake Campsite #9


Topography of under-water approach: Shallow scattered rocks in front of the site, landing is a bit rocky/muddy with lots of roots.

Impediments to disembarking from and/or unloading a canoe: None. Small landing with a short steep 1-2 ft incline with lots of roots sticking out of the ground, which can make it a bit tricky to unload, but won’t be a major issue.

Topography to tent sites: 1-2ft incline from landing to campsite, rest of island is flat.

View of the landing.


Campsite maintenance: Regular.

Size of open ground area: The open ground area of the campsite is approx. half the island and around 30x30ft.

Extent of tree cover: Tree coverage on the back half of the island, some trees covering the perimeter/shoreline of the campsite area. Lots of smaller shrubs/bushes by the shoreline.

Degree of levelness: Very level and flat.

Number of level tent-sites: Can fit 1-3 tents. I was able to pitch an 8-man tent, which could probably accommodate 2 smaller tents. Might also be able to makeshift 1 more small tent area elsewhere.

North exposure: Island is very small and campsite faces north, very exposed to northern winds.

East exposure: Exposed to winds.

South exposure: Island is small and exposed to winds from all directions, but tree coverage behind campsite makes the site least exposed to the south.

West exposure: Exposed to winds.

Fire-pit area.

Looking northwest across the campsite.

Looking south, into the campsite.

General description: Big fire pit with lots of seating, with a nice view of both the sunrise and sunset. There was decent enough firewood, considering the small size of the island, and a good tree to hang your food. There are large rocks by the water that are great to sit on and sun tan/stargaze. Not ideal for swimming. Frogs were everywhere along the shoreline! But other than that it was extremely quiet in terms of wildlife. there were no birds chirping, chipmunks rustling around, etc.

Overall accessibility: Easily accessible.

Thanks to Jeffrey McMurtrie of Jeff'sMap for supplying the base-layer map component by Creative Commons licensing.

Submitted by Cody S. .. Visited: August 2015 .. Submission: Feb. 2017